Marsh, Ed. W.


1st Eng. ed., 1998. Xiv + 178 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, etc., (chiefly cold.). Pict. c.c., 30 x 25cm. FINE. Tipped into this copy: Maryport and the Titanic by Herbert & Mary Jackson. 12 pp., 18 photo-ills. The story behind the highly successful film, Titanic, winner of eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture. The author chronicles the cinematic re-creation of the disaster that befell White Star's liner TITANIC in 1912, examining the work of thousands of artists and craftsmen to accurately re-create a full-size exterior replica of the ship in its seventeen-million-gallon tank ; and a wealth of detailed interior spaces. New discoveries from Cameron's 1995 dives to the wreck are also described. The book is lavishly illustrated with coloured photographs. Also tipped in is a 12-page booklet on the connection between the ship and Maryport on the coast of Cumbria. The Ismay family lived in Maryport before Thomas Henry Ismay moved to Liverpool where he married the daughter of a Liverpool gentleman. THE STORY BEHIND THE FILM TITANIC.

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